Tag Archives: Transparency

TGA advertising system concerns: response from TGA

For background see: http://www.medreach.com.au/?p=2778 From: SKERRITT, John <John.Skerritt@health.gov.au> Sent: Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:13 To: ken.harvey@medreach.com.au Cc: MCLAY, Nicole <Nicole.McLay@health.gov.au>; FRANCIS, Jenny <Jenny.Francis@health.gov.au>; SKERRITT, John <John.Skerritt@health.gov.au> Subject: RE: Letter from ACCC – TGA advertising concerns [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] Dear Dr Harvey Thank you … Continue reading

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Complaint to Commonwealth Ombudsman – TGA advertising complaint system

From 1 July 2018, the Therapeutic Goods Administration took over the complaint system for the advertising therapeutic goods to the public from the Complaint Resolution Panel (CRP). Many concerns about this TGA takeover were submitted in consultation submissions. They were … Continue reading

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Launch of TGA Advertising Hub – Initial experience of submitting complaints

The TGA Advertising hub has noted: “We are experiencing intermittent IT issues that are impacting this form. If you experience an error lodging a complaint, please try again later. We are working to fix this issue as a matter of … Continue reading

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Campaign to disallow the Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Indications) Determination No.1 of 2018

The Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Indications) Determination No.1 of 2018 is currently on the Senate Disallowable Instruments List until 25 June 2018. Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) have joined Choice (the Australian Consumers’ Association) and other civil society organisations to petition … Continue reading

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TGA Consultation: Complaint handling and monitoring

Yet another TGA consultation; this one closing on 4 June 2018 for a new regulatory system that is meant to start on 1 July 2018! For the last one on the draft new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code, see my comments … Continue reading

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Government machinations: Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017

I have reported previously on the Senate inquiry on this Bill and the public forum held to discuss civil society concerns (which TGA staff were instructed not to attend). The report of the Government controlled Senate Committee recommended that the … Continue reading

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Civil Society Public Forum on Therapeutic Goods Bill: Program, brief report and media coverage

A public forum was held at the Australian National University on 24 January, 2018  to air concerns about the impact on the regulation and advertising of complementary medicines under the Federal Government’s Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill, … Continue reading

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Seminar: The Advertising of Therapeutic Good and Services (and its regulation), March 17, 2016

Introduction This seminar was held back-to-back with World Consumer Rights Day 2016 (March 15) and the National Consumer Congress (March 16). The latter was hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The 2016 Congress discussed how to better protect … Continue reading

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Medicines Australia Transparency Model Consultation

This matter (and others) was presented and discussed at a recent meeting of the Skeptics Groups of Victoria held at La Notte on Sept 1, 2013. For additional background: http://medicinesaustralia.com.au/issues-information/transparency-working-group/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/directions-advise-get-paid-keep-quiet/688/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/the-doctors-dilemma/603/ http://www.theglobalmail.org/feature/a-million-dollars-a-week/600/ In brief: Submissions should be sent to: secretarycodecommittee@medicinesaustralia.com.au by … Continue reading

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Published comment on MJA Insight: Vital transparency

http://www.mjainsight.com.au/view?post=ken-harvey-vital-transparency&post_id=11651&cat=comment FULL disclosure of the relationship between therapeutic goods companies, doctors and other stakeholders is currently in the hands of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The ACCC is currently deciding if it will give the go-ahead to the 17th … Continue reading

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